If you or someone you know needs urgent help, here are some agencies and resources to help:
999 and A&E: if the person is in danger of hurting themselves, has taken an overdose or self harmed, or is experiencing hallucinations or delusions, or a mental health crisis.
111 is available for advice if the person is not in immediate danger.
Samaritans offer listening support for free on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (email response times can be up to 24 hours)
If you don’t want to talk, you can text the Shout line, text SHOUT to 85258
The Mix is a text line for under 25s: text THEMIX to 85258, or 0800 808 4994.
GP surgery is the best place to access NHS resources for mental health issues and getting a diagnosis. GPs prescribe medication where necessary and you may be offered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The first medication and therapy you are offered may not work for you, the important thing is to keep trying to find what fits, and helps you.
You can refer yourself for certain therapies for
stress – anxiety – depression – obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – phobias
Check the NHS website (England only)